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In advance of my next field trip to Israel (watch this space!), our highlighted fossil this week is the scleractinian coral Microsolena, a genus named by the French naturalist Jean Vincent Félix Lamouroux in 1821. The specimen above was collected [...]
I’m having one of those weeks where a million things are all happening at once – no time to share anything resembling a coherent thought. Instead, here’s a pretty picture! I snapped this photo of Mount St. Helens out of the [...]
Bottled water in war zones uses oil, pollutes the environment. Defense officials look at moving toward
… Yes, definitely. Something. It’s the 31st anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption and, while I don’t have time to create a full post, I did want to share with you ths snap shot I took four or five … Continue reading [...]
Rastellum carinatum (Lamarck, 1806) Bruchstück, Slg.
In questi giorni sto riflettendo molto sul senso di ciò che faccio. Sia come ricercatore paleontologico sia come blogger. Temo di aver sbagliato tutto negli ultimi 10 anni. Ero ancorato a vecchi concetti, a valori superati.
Uno dei miei modelli [...]
Today is May 18 and that marks the date of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington that killed 57 people (video). I don't have an elaborate post on the event - so if you want to find out more about this historic eruption, be sure to [...]
The first act of Wagner’s Walkure is, in my opinion, the best of his operas; the best scene; the best music; the best emotion; the best of the best. Second best is the second act. This is gut wrenching emotion and gut wrenching music. [...]
According to research published in Climate Dynamics by Benjamin I. Cook, Michael Puma and Nir Krakauer, it is possible that massive irrigation is masking expected warming trends from Greenhouse Gasses
In yesterday’s Tarbosaurus post I noted that the Institute housing the specimen may not be much longer for this world. This is a serious and deeply unfortunate turn of events with major consequences for dinosaur palaeontology that could last [...]